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44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Expo Poster Session #175
Saturday, May 26, 2018
8:00 PM–10:00 PM
Marriott Marquis, Pacific Ballroom
98. British Columbia Association for Behaviour Analysis
SARAH J. PASTRANA (University of British Columbia)
Abstract: This poster will highlight the work the British Columbia Association for Behavior Analysis (BC-ABA) has been doing in the past year as a very active affiliate chapter of ABAI. BC-ABA hosts a yearly fall workshop as well as an annual conference with invited speakers, a keynote, and multi-track breakout sessions. BC-ABA has an active student group that meets monthly and hosts a variety of student-oriented events throughout the year. In the coming year, BC-ABA will host its first annual student research award competition, with financial awards available for both undergraduate and graduate students. Data will be presented on current and past membership levels, BC-ABA sponsored and co-sponsored events, annual conference attendance and speaker information. New developments in behaviour analysis in British Columbia will also be presented.
 
99. Manitoba Association for Behaviour Analysis
MORENA MILJKOVIC (University of Manitoba ), Karli Pedreira (University of Manitoba)
Abstract: The Manitoba Association for Behaviour Analysis (MABA) is a non-profit organization founded in September of 2005 and officially approved for Affiliate status from the larger Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) in May of 2006. MABA became an Affiliate of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) in August of 2015. MABA is composed of a large body of committed members; and the organization's direction and goals are determined by an elected executive committee and a number of other internal committees. MABA membership is entirely voluntary. Our mission is to develop and disseminate knowledge about behaviour analysis as a science. MABA's interests lie in basic science focusing on principles governing human and nonhuman behaviour (i.e., the experimental analysis of behavior) as well as applied science focusing on application of those principles for improvement of socially important problems (i.e., applied behaviour analysis), and disseminating this information to stimulate interest in and correct misunderstandings of behaviour analysis.
 
100. Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA)
KENDRA THOMSON (Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA)), Jennifer Alice Cunningham (Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis)
Abstract: The Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) is Canada’s largest not-for-profit professional organization representing behaviour analysis. Our mission is to demonstrate leadership, knowledge, and innovation in education, training, and research for the ethical and effective application of behaviour analysis. Our vision is fostering a culture of excellence, integrity, and expertise for the advancement and promotion of the science of behaviour analysis. We aim to: advocate for the ethical and effective provision of behaviour analytic services, promote and support those with an interest in behaviour analysis in Ontario, educate and inform the public about the practice of behaviour analysis, monitor and participate in professional issues related to behaviour analysis, work towards standardized practices in the field of behaviour analysis in Ontario, and support efforts to regulate the profession of behaviour analysis in Ontario.
 
101. The Québec Association for Behaviour Analysis (QcABA)
MALENA ARGUMEDES (University of Sherbrooke)
Abstract: The Québec Association for Behaviour Analysis (QcABA) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2010 to promote the science of behaviour analysis in our province and its ethical and effective application to socially important behaviour. Currently, our main goals are to (a) disseminate accurate and updated information on the practice and science of behaviour analysis in both French and English, and (b) advocate for the recognition of appropriate credentials for the practice of behaviour analysis in Québec. To this end, QcABA maintains a website, publishes a newsletter, organises an annual conference, participates in events to promote the effective treatment of autism, and offers continuing education opportunities for practitioners in the field. The poster will provide information about our association such as its structure, board of directors, committees, membership, strategic plan, and ongoing activities. Members of the board of directors will be present to respond to questions about the association as well as to develop partnerships and collaborations with other organisations that share our vision.
 
102. The Icelandic Association for Behavior Analysis (ICEABA)
ZUILMA GABRIELA GABRIELA SIGURDARDOTTIR (University of Iceland), Kristjan Gudmundsson (Reykjavik University), Berglind Sveinbjornsdottir (Reykjavik University), Asa Ingimarsdottir (Klettaskóli), Holmfridur Osk Arnalds (The Diagnostic and Counselling Center of Iceland), Kristín Arnaldsdóttir (Breiðholt Center Municipal Service Center)
Abstract: The Icelandic Association for Behavior Analysis (ICEABA) is a young association with a diverse membership. Since ICEABA´s establishment in 2004, we have grown in numbers and in ambition. Our first conference was held in 2009 and we now aim to have a conference every other year with smaller events, such as workshops, in between. ICEABA places an emphasis on regular informal meetings where members share information on research and work in the field. Our email list and Facebook are also great avenues for lively discussions between our members. We also host events for students where we introduce behavior analysis graduate and doctoral programs available to them. The members of ICEABA are excited for the future. We aim to continue working on promoting the science of behavior in Iceland and being a professional reference group for scientists and practitioners in the field of behavior analysis.
 
103. Division of Behavior Analysis in Ireland; Past, Present, and Future Directions
JENNIFER HOLLOWAY (National University of Ireland Galway), Julian C. Leslie (Ulster University), Helena Lydon (National University of Ireland Galway), Maeve Bracken (Trinity College Dublin)
Abstract: The Division of Behavior Analysis (DBA) in Ireland was established in 1977, and has grown in strength over the past 40 years. Teaching and research in Experimental and Applied Behavior Analysis continues to flourish in both parts of Ireland and the DBA are committed to supporting this progression. We are currently working towards advancing professional recognition of Behavioral Psychology with professional organizations across Ireland. This will mean a significant difference to behavior analysts and those in receipt of ABA services. The DBA holds very successful annual conferences covering both ABA and EAB with distinguished guest speakers and workshops. With over 60 students graduating from master's programmes across the following universities; National University of Ireland Galway, Trinity College Dublin, University of Ulster, and Queens University, Ireland is a hive of research activity exploring the science from basic and applied perspectives. The next conference is being held in Galway in May 2018. This poster presents the history and current work of the DBA.
 
104. Norwegian ABA
Monica Vandbakk (Norwegian Association for Behavior Analysis/Oslo and Akershus University College), Jon Arne Løkke (Østfold University College), ERIK ARNTZEN (Oslo and Akershus University College)
Abstract: Norwegian ABA is a registered non-profit organization. Membership is open to anyone interested in behavior analysis and its application. At present it has 900 members, and its steadily growing. The organization is run by a Board of nine members with full executive powers, chaired by a president. There are several regional affiliated chapters. The Board is elected at the annual General Assembly. The Norwegian Association is an affiliated chapter of ABA international.
 
105. Swedish Association for Behavior Analysis
ULRIKA LANGH (Habilitation & Health, Stockholm County Council), Dag Stromberg (Autism Center for Young Children, Stockholm County Council)
Abstract: The Swedish Association for Behavior Analysis (SWABA) is devoted to supporting behavior analysts in Sweden, as well as promoting the internationalization of behavior analysis. SWABA was founded in September 1996, and currently has about 200 members in Sweden and approximately 100 virtual members (members who support the association, and do not live or work in Sweden). SWABA is an af_liate chapter within the Association for Behavior Analysis International since 2001. Please visit our poster and become a virtual member, for free, or renew your membership from last year. As usual, bids are accepted on a unique SWABA T-shirt, the proceeds of which are donated to the SABA unrestricted fund.
 
106. Israel--The Association of Behavior Analysis (IABA)
MICHAL HIRSCHMANN (Kibbutzim College), Einav Cohen (IABA), keren englander (Kibbutzim College), Racheli Mazor (Kibbutzim College ), Shay Menashe Shir (Kibbutzim College ), Judy Rosenzweig (IABA)
Abstract: 2017 has been a great year for IABA with the new leadership of Dr. Michal Hirschmann. The number of members who support the field in various academic and clinical works continued to increase. IABA held several events throughout the year that included an annual meeting, conferences and workshops. Following its 15th annual conference, IABA held a workshop focused on practicing behavior analysis through games. A second workshop touched the delicate issue of using reasonable force in the public education system. The attendance in the second workshop soared to over 120 participants. Various new committees established this year to promote important issues in the field such as ethics, licensure, and online resource center. The licensure committee made progress with government officials and anticipates positive results in the next few years. All committees are staffed by over 30 dedicated volunteers. Strategically, IABA hired a PR specialist to disseminate the field within different segments of the Israeli population. IABA also made a step to straighten the bond with parents of the children we serve by planning a series of lectures followed by discussions throughout 2018.
 
107. Japanese Association for Behavior Analysis (Japanese ABA)
KENJI OKUDA (Academy of Behavioral Coaching), Kazuchika Manabe (Nihon University), Naoki Yamagishi (Ryutsu Keizai University), Satoru Shimamune (Hosei University)
Abstract: This poster describes the history and current status of the Japanese Association for Behavior Analysis. The Japanese ABA was established in 1983 as the primary membership organization to promote the science of behavior and its application. The membership reached 1007 as of September 2016. The Japanese ABA holds annual convention, publishes the Japanese Journal of Behavior Analysis twice a year and J-ABA Newsletters four times a year, provides a grant for students who attend ABAI/SQAB conventions, supports seminars and workshops on behavior analysis, and more.
 
108. Mexican Society for Behavior Analysis and the Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis
ROGELIO ESCOBAR (National Autonomous University of Mexico), Rodrigo Benavides (National Autonomous University of Mexico), Katya Quiñones (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
Abstract: This poster describes the mission of the Mexican Society for Behavior Analysis (SMAC) and the Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis (MJBA). The mission is to advance, communicate, and disseminate behavior analysis in Mexico and internationally. With this mission, MJBA and SMAC were created in 1975. Ever since, a national conference is organized, initially every other year, and more recently every year. The last conference in 2017 was organized in the city of Aguascalientes, Mexico. Brief information about the 2018 conference will be provided. MJBA is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes papers in English and Spanish. It includes theoretical, experimental, and applied contributions relevant to behavior analysis. Three issues are published each year. Two regular issues in June and December, and a Special Issue in September. The Special Issue is devoted to a topic of contemporary interest for behavior analysts around the world. The last special issue was devoted to instrumentation in behavior analysis and was edited by Drs. Lattal and Yoshioka. The Table of contents of the current issue will be shown. Contact information for SMAC and MJBA will be provided.
 
109. Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis
PAIGE M. MCKERCHAR (Jacksonville State University)
Abstract: The Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis (ALABA) serves as a scientific and professional reference group that embraces the principles and practices of behavior analysis. ALABA's primary goals are to promote the profession of behavior analysis in the community, to disseminate information responsibly to our communities about best practices in the field of behavior analysis, and to provide the best continuing education opportunities to members. We will present on our annual accomplishments and events. In addition, we will announce our keynote speakers for our upcoming annual convention to be held in Birmingham, AL. Our membership draws from neighboring states, and we encourage anyone living in or moving to Alabama or a surrounding state to visit our poster to learn more about ALABA and how to become involved.
 
110. California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA)
JENNIFER L. HARRIS (FirstSteps for Kids, Inc.; University of Southern California; California Association for Behavior Analysis), Matt McAlear (California Association for Behavior Analysis)
Abstract: CalABA continues to evolve and grow as does the practice of behavior analysis in California. Highlights from our Chapter year include another sold-out Annual Western Regional Conference in Santa Clara, California and another significant 15% increase in our membership to just over 2300 current members. Further, we have continued our efforts to support both our behavior analysts working in academia and those practicing in applied settings by creating specific board positions to interface with each group. Also, not only did we again host our annual Science Retreat for university faculty, but we also offered numerous Town Hall Meetings and “Listen and Lunch” gatherings where at members from both sectors were able to exchange ideas with one another and our Board of Directors and together offer suggestions and feedback regarding the future initiatives and direction of our association. Our public policy committee also enjoyed success this year with the passage of the CalABA sponsored Assembly Bill 1074 that offers timely modifications to our original Health Insurance bill, Senate Bill 946, thus ensuring individuals with autism have timely access to effective ABA services via health insurance coverage. Looking to the future, we anticipate an ever-increasing membership and are building the requisite infrastructure to meet the needs of both our current and future members. This focus includes increased communication and opportunities for dialog, opportunities for outreach and continuing education, continued work in public policy to protect our practice rights and ensure optimal consumer care, and networking with those outside of behavior analysis in order to build bridges with professionals commonly part of interdisciplinary teams with whom we all regularly work. Ultimately, we remain guided by our founding mission to do all that we can to advance, promote, and protect the science and practice of behavior analysis.
 
111. Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis: A Year in Review
SHELLY JONES (Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis (CTABA)), Kaitlin Cormier (Beacon Services of Connecticut)
Abstract: The Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis (CTABA) is a professional organization that seeks to promote and advance the science, research and practice of applied behavior analysis in the state of Connecticut. As a professional organization, CTABA is dedicated to promoting the theoretical, experimental, and applied analysis of behavior across a wide array of applications and audiences by providing practitioner support, education opportunities, and by working to promote public understanding of the science. CTABA hosts a variety of events throughout the year such as an annual conference, workshops, and networking events. This poster will highlight some of our events from the past year as well as provide data on current and past membership.
 
112. Delaware Association for Behavior Analysis
KAORI G. NEPO (Chimes International)
Abstract: Delaware ABA chapter was founded in 2010 by clinicians, researchers, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, and stakeholders in the practice of behavior analysis in Delaware. The purpose of the organization is to promote the science, understanding, and practice of behavior analysis by; encouraging cooperation among local behavior analytic organizations; advising political, legislative, and policy-making bodies with respect to all matters pertaining to behavior analysis in the state of Delaware; arranging an annual meeting to discuss aspects of behavior analysis; maintaining a website containing information about the chapter and behavior analysis in Delaware and elsewhere (still in development); functioning as a contact for and affiliate of ABAI.
 
113. Florida Association for Behavior Analysis
NIKKI DICKENS (Florida State University- Early Childhood Autism Program), Andrew John Houvouras (Brevard Public Schools), Jon S. Bailey (Florida State University), Amy S. Polick (Florida State University Panama City), Corey L. Robertson (ABA Tech / Florida Tech), Leigh Stehlik (Florida Association for Behavior Analysis)
Abstract: The Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA) was founded in 1980 by Dr. Jon Bailey.  FABA’s first President and Keynote Speaker were Nate Azrin and B. F. Skinner, respectively.  Since that time, FABA’s reputation as the premier behavior analytic venue in the southeast has only grown with contributions by such notables as Jack Michael, Fred Keller, Sid Bijou, Julie Vargas, Aubrey Daniels, Brian Iwata, Judy Favell, Ivar Lovaas, Richard Foxx, Scott Geller, Nate Azrin, Don Baer, Glenn Latham and many other prominent behavior analysts. FABA is dedicated to promoting the ethical, effective and humane application of behavior principles across a variety of settings. The most recent 37th annual conference in Daytona Beach was capped and sold out with almost 1300 attendees.  The 2018 conference will be held September 12th – 15th at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, FL. The 2019 FABA conference will be held in Ponte Vedra Beach at the Sawgrass Marriott and is expected to be the largest FABA conference to date.
 
114. Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis
TERESA CAMILLE KOLU (Cusp Emergence), Nicole L. Bank (The PartnerShip, LLC), Michele Bishop (Devereux Arizona), Anthony DeFulio (Western Michigan University), Sienna VanGelder (Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center), Amy Kenzer (Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center)
Abstract: The Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis (4CABA) is an independent, non-profit, professional organization dedicated to promoting the experimental, theoretical, and applied analyses of behavior. 4CABA is an affiliate chapter of ABAI. Our members reside, teach, conduct research and practice primarily in the Four Corners region of the United States, which includes the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. 4CABA members work to promote basic and applied research that will advance understanding of human and other animal behavior. We also seek to identify and promote the use of effective treatment procedures in the educational, therapeutic and habilitation needs of persons in the Four Corners region. Each year, 4CABA leadership organize a conference that serves as a forum for presentation of scientific research, technological achievements, and demonstrations of successful transfer of technologies. The conference is held in late March or early April. The conference location rotates on an annual basis, visiting each of the Four Corners states on a quadrennial basis. The 11th Annual Conference was held in Park City, Utah, in April 2018 and the 2019 conference will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 
115. Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis
VALERIE M. VOLKERT (Marcus Autism Center and Emory School of Medicine), P. Raymond Joslyn (Berry College), Amy T Solen (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Carolyn Trump (University of Georgia)
Abstract: The Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis (GABA) is dedicated to supporting behavior analysts in the state of Georgia. We have several goals dedicated to advancing behavior analysis in Georgia. First, we provide a professional network resource for behavior analysts in Georgia. Through this network, we promote collaboration, dissemination of recent research, sharing ideas, and discussing needs. Second, we promote the ethical and effective use of behavior analysis and encourage ethical practice through offering live continuing education in this domain during our annual conference as well as postings related to current information in the field. Third, we serve as a resource for caregivers and other individuals seeking ABA services in Georgia. Lastly, we host an annual regional ABA conference where we provide continuing education through presentations from leading researchers in the field of behavior analysis, as well as events to promote local networking. Professional and student behavior analysts in Georgia are encouraged to join GABA and gain access to valuable information and opportunities to promote professional development.
 
116. Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis
KATHLEEN PENLAND (Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis)
Abstract: The Hawai’i Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA) is a professional organization dedicated to the practice, research, and dissemination of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). HABA’s mission is to expand behavioral knowledge, advocate for community needs, support service providers and parents, educate community leaders, and promote the advancement of behavior analysis locally. HABA works diligently on legislative and policy issues that impact our community (e.g., autism insurance, behavior analyst licensure, sustainability initiatives) and aims to educate local policymakers about our science. HABA offers several in person- and online- workshops for educators, parents, students, and practitioners. In addition, every Fall, HABA hosts an annual convention located on Oahu.
 
117. Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis
MARIA G. VALDOVINOS (Drake University)
Abstract: Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis is organized as an affiliate chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International for professional, scientific, and education purposes. Specifically, the organization shall: Serve as a scientific and professional reference and networking group for its members. Disseminate information to promote its mission to a wider audience. Support the development of standards of practice for behavior analysis. Advise political, legislative and policy-making bodies with respect to all matters pertaining to behavior analysis. Iowa ABA membership is open to all persons interested in or actively engaged in teaching, research, and/or application of the principles and procedures of behavior analysis. Membership is not restricted to residents of the State of Iowa. There are three classes of membership: Full Member, Affiliate Member, and Student Member. Our annual conference is will be held November 2, 2018.
 
118. Kansas Association for Behavior Analysis
EDWARD K. MORRIS (University of Kansas), Linda S. Heitzman-Powell (The University of Kansas Medical Center), Katelyn Gower (University of Kansas), Brett Gelino (University of Kansas), Allison Tetreault (University of Kansas), Kelley L. Harrison (University of Kansas), Sarah C. Mead (University of Kansas), Tyler Re (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Alec Bernstein (University of Kansas)
Abstract: This poster describes KansABAs continuing and new initiatives. Its mission is to disseminate the science and practice of behavior analysis; maintain disciplinary, professional, and ethical standards; and recruit and enhance interest in behavior analysis in Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area. KansABA welcomes new members (see www.KansABA.org). KansABA is governed by an Executive Committee (EC) consisting of a president and full member, affiliate, and student representatives, assisted by a secretary and a treasurer. KansABA has committees for BACB Certification, Legislative Affairs (e.g., KansABA meets with the Kansas Behavioral Science Regulatory Board on behalf of licensing), Membership, Professional Development, and its web site. KansABAs main activity is its April conferences, always on the theme of research-to-practice. This years topic was The Science of Everyday Decision-Making. The speakers were Willie DeLeon on autism/IDD, Greg Madden on obesity, Matt Johnson on substance abuse, Kim Kirkpatrick on translational research, and Darnell Lattal on organizational behavior management, along with Mike Wasmer (Autism Speaks) on legislative updates. The conference also hosted a student poster session and a Career Fair.
 
119. Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis
Robert C. Pennington (Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis), Erick M. Dubuque (Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis), BECKY L. NASTALLY (Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis)
Abstract: The mission of the Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis is to advance awareness, development, and access to the science and practice of behavior analysis in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Come join us to learn more about our organization, the events host, and the benefits we offer to our members.
 
120. Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association
DEREK JACOB SHANMAN (Nicholls State University)
Abstract: The Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association is the Louisiana affiliated chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. The Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association is a nonprofit membership organization which shares the Association for Behavior Analysis International's mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice. The Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association also strives to promote access to responsible behavior analytic services by professionals sufficiently trained in the discipline of behavior analysis and and to promote compliance with relevant ethics standards.
 
121. The Massachusetts Association of Applied Behavior Analysis
JOSEPH M. VEDORA (Evergreen Center), Steven Woolf (Beacon ABA Services)
Abstract: The Massachusetts Association of Applied Behavior Analysis (MassABA) has over 1,200 professional members and represents the business/clinical issues of behavior analysts across the Commonwealth.
 
122. Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan
JAMES T. TODD (Eastern Michigan University), Elise Pearl (Eastern Michigan University), Morgan Wright (Eastern Michigan University), Caitlyn Sorensen (Eastern Michigan University)
Abstract: The Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan (BAAM) has been organized to support and promote scientific research on the basic principles of behavior and the extension of those principles to create demonstrably effective and humane outcome-based therapies with the primary goal of establishing and enhancing functional independent living skills.BAAM conducts an annual convention supporting all aspects of behavior analysis in Michigan and the surrounding region. BAAM's growing website offers a variety of resources for behavior analysts and all those interested in behavior analysis.
 
123. Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis (MABA)
JULIE A. ACKERLUND BRANDT (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology ), Thomas S. Critchfield (Illinois State University), Jeffrey H. Tiger (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Alec Bernstein (University of Kansas)
Abstract: A Midwest Association for Behavior Analysis was founded in 1974 and held its inaugural meeting in 1975 in Chicago. That organization quickly outgrew its regional roots and evolved into the Association for Behavior Analysis, now an international organization. Like the original MABA, we are a membership organization designed to promote scholarly exchange in behavior analysis, primarily through our annual convention. The new MABA took shape officially in 2001 and became an affiliate of the Association for Behavior Analysis during the same year. Since that time, our annual conference has been held in the Fall and membership is open to anyone with a scholarly interest in behavior analysis. The conference runs approximately 1.5 days on a single-speaker track, featuring talks that span a wide range of behavior analytic topics. This poster will present information about MABA membership, the annual conference, current officers, and the recent goals and objectives of the organization.
 
124. Montana Association for Behavior Analysis and the road to licensure
JACKIE MOHLER (MTABA), Cheryl A. Young-Pelton (Montana State University in Billings), Traci Burton-Sell (MTABA), Kimberly Piper (MTABA)
Abstract: The mission of the Montana Association for Behavior Analysis is to support both students and professionals in the field of behavior analysis through the use of education, research, and practical exercises. Licensure was passed by the Montana legislature in April 2017 and was put into practice November 2017. The Montana Association for Behavior Analysis will show the how licensure came into effect in the state and what advantages it will provide for professionals. Behavior analysts who reside in or are interested in working in Montana will be interested in utilizing this chapter because Montana Association for Behavior Analysis provides networking opportunities, a source of reliable information, and support for research and scholarly endeavors. Likewise, behavior analysts who are interested in instituting licensure in their state will be able to talk with some of the people who were instrumental in the process, allowing them to learn what did and didn’t work.
 
125. Nebraska Association for Behavior Analysis
TERRI NEWTON (Childhood Autism Services, Inc.), Steven L. Taylor (Glenwood Resource Center)
Abstract: The Nebraska Association for Behavior Analysis (NEABA) seeks to promote the science and practice of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the state of Nebraska. To further this goal, NEABA serves as a scientific and professional reference and networking group for our members and disseminates information to promote our mission to a wider audience. Annual business meetings are organized to provide a forum for discussion of the affairs of the chapter. NEABA advises relevant political, legislative, and policy-making bodies with respect to all matters pertaining to the effective and ethical application of the principles of ABA. NEABA informs stakeholders about the fundamental principles of ABA and its application in areas such as education, habilitation, rehabilitation, business, and government. We also encourage the involvement of parents, service providers, and professionals interested in expanding the application of ABA technology in Nebraska by identifying goals and promoting effective action.
 
126. Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis
Ashley Greenwald (University of Nevada, Reno), Megan D. Szeto (Advanced Child Behavior Solutions (ACBS), LLC), Molly Halligan (Las Vegas Autism Center), Steven Anbro (University of Nevada Reno), JENNIFER A. BONOW (Blueprints)
Abstract: The Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis is committed to its mission to promote intellectual exchange and professional development in the field of behavior analysis in all its facets to include: philosophical, theoretical, experimental, applied, and practice.
 
127. The New Hampshire Association of Behavior Analysis
KIM M. KELLY (New Hampshire Association for Behavior Analysis)
Abstract: The New Hampshire Association of Behavior Analysis (NHABA) was founded as a chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) in 2013 to advance Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) within the state of New Hampshire. Our mission is to promote the ethical practice of Applied Behavior Analysis by supporting the development of state standards for practice, promoting research and public education, supporting professional development of behavior analysts and behavior technicians, and raising awareness of the association and it services. NHABA held its third annual conference this past September, hosting a great speaker line up to an audience of 330 people. During the past year, NHABA continued to carry out other aspects of its mission through a variety of activities, including ethics and supervision training, membership development, and dissemination of news and information relevant to the practice of Applied Behavior Analysis. Additionally, the association hosted free community events for parents and educators, with members presenting information about the use of behavior analysis to assist with common childhood issues.
 
128. New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA)
DANA R. REINECKE (Long Island University Post; NYSABA)
Abstract: As a State affiliate chapter of ABAI, NYSABA is the representative body of the profession of behavior analysis within the State of New York. This poster will present information on NYSABA including history, current activities, and future goals. All are welcomed to attend and hear about behavior analysis happening in New York State.
 
129. North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis
WHITNEY LUFFMAN (Autism Society of NC), Melanie H. Bachmeyer (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Alleta Johnson (ABC of NC Child Development Center), Kristi Toward (Autism Society of NC), Leigh Ann Strain (Autism Society of NC ), Nancy Poteet (Carolina Center for ABA), Erica Brown (Autism Society of North Carolina), Karla Durig (New Leaf Therapeutic Services)
Abstract: The North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis , NCABA, celebrated its 28th annual conference February 22-24, 2017 in Wrightsville Beach. Melanie Bachmeyer, our NCABA President, coordinated an outstanding program that included presentations by Travis Thompson, Denny Reid, Mark Galizio, Pat Friman, Claire St. Peter, Carole Van Camp, Kenneth Silverman, Brenda Bassingthwaite and Alice Shillingsburg. Over 250 participants enjoyed more than 20 presentations and an evening poster session and social and received more than 1000 CEs in behavior analysis. In July NCABA held its second one-day Autism conference in Raleigh with over 80 participants for two three-hour workshops by Gina Green and Jennifer Zarcone. We are already well on our way to completing the program for our 29th annual conference in Winston-Salem February 21-23, 2018. Check out our website at www.nc-aba.com as well as our Facebook page.
 
130. Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis (ORABA)
MELISSA J. GARD (Building Bridges / ORABA), Emily Kearney (ORABA), Alice A. Keyl Austin (AKA Consulting-Anchor Academy, Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis, Oregon Institute of Technology), Maria Lynn Kessler (Oregon Institute of Technology), Jenny Fisher (Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis), Analise A Herrera-Minteer (Play Connections Autism Center)
Abstract: The Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis (ORABA) is an affiliated chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), an affiliate of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA), and an approved CEU provider by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). ORABA encourages the understanding of all aspects of behavior analysis and serve as a professional resource group for those who embrace and practice behavior analytic interventions. We support the design and implementation of evidence based practice to improve the lives of Oregonians.
 
131. Philadelphia Metropolitan Association for Behavior Analysis
AMANDA GULD FISHER (Temple University), Donald A. Hantula (Temple University), Beth J. Rosenwasser (Fairmount Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine Affiliate), Art Glenn Dowdy (Temple University)
Abstract: The Philadelphia Metropolitan Association for Behavior Analysis Chapter was created with the mission to to bring together new and established behavior analysts from the region. The Philadelphia Metropolitan region includes areas regionally surrounding Philadelphia in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Specifically this includes but is not limited to areas such as: New Castle County, Delaware; Cecil County, Maryland; Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, and Salem Counties in New Jersey, and Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania. Our objective is to provide continuing education for behavior analysts in an informal setting that has the atmosphere of a social gathering. Another primary goal of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Association for Behavior Analysis is to increase cohesiveness among local behavior analysts who might otherwise be isolated as a result of working in diverse settings with service providers and researchers who are not behavior analytic, as many of our members are the only behavior analysts at their places of employment. Specifically, the organization shall: (a) Serve as a scientific and professional reference and networking group for its members. (b) Disseminate information to promote its mission to a wider audience. (c) Organize at least one annual business meeting to provide a forum for discussion of the affairs of the chapter. (d) Organize at least two CEU events per calendar year (e) Maintain a list serve or web page for postings, announcements, and events for members.
 
132. South Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis
CECILIA KNIGHT (Institute for Behavioral Training), Anna Craft (Project HOPE Foundation), Jessica A. Thompson Scibilia Scibilia (Consultant), Aaron Check (Private Practice), Zahra Hajiaghamohseni (ABX Solutions, LLC), Adam Thornton Brewer (Florida Institute of Technology)
Abstract: The mission of the South Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis (SC ABA) is to promote the awareness and use of the principles and practices of applied behavior analysis for the delivery of treatment in natural environments. SC ABA: (a) provides a framework for the sharing of information and ideas among people who are involved or would like to become involved in effective, ethical ABA-based programming (b) supports the partnership between parents and providers involved in ABA-based services (c) encourages quality ABA-based research within the state (d) promotes socially valid and evidence-based interventions which maintain the dignity of all individuals who receive services.
 
133. Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis (SEABA)
Kim Kimberly Epting (Elon University), Sherry L. Serdikoff (Savannah State University), CHRISTY A. ALLIGOOD (Disney's Animal Kingdom), Karen G. Anderson (West Virginia University), Kelly M. Banna (Millersville University of Pennsylvania), Daniel Bell-Garrison (West Virginia University)
Abstract: The Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis (SEABA) is a regional affiliate of the Association for Behavior Analysis (ABAI). Like its parent organization, SEABA seeks to promote scholarly discourse within and about Behavior Analysis. SEABA membership and convention registration are open to anyone with a scholarly interest in Behavior Analysis. Current members include both academic and professional people; psychologists and persons in related disciplines such as education, psychopharmacology, and social work.
 
134. Texas Association for Behavior Analysis
SARAH A. LECHAGO (University of Houston-Clear Lake)
Abstract: The mission of the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis is to advance the science and application of behavior analysis to improve the world in which we live. To that end, TxABA strives to disseminate knowledge from the science of behavior analysis to the public and to professional behavior analysts working in Texas and its neighboring states (Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico). Our poster will present information related to annual membership levels, conference participation, TxABA Special Interest Groups, our elected governing council, and contact information.
 
135. Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis
Christine Evanko (Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis), AMANDA RANDALL (Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis)
Abstract: The mission of the Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis is to promote and support the practice, research and dissemination of behavior analysis throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. We have approximately 450 members and hold a conference annually, as well as other events.
 
136. Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis
ROGER FRANK BASS (Bass Behavioral Consulting)
Abstract: The Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis is the state chapter of ABAI. A great many initiatives are under way, a website revision is completed and content is regularly added, an array of newly organized committees are addressing Outreach, Legislative Review, membership drives, developing "WisABA University" with on-line instructional materials augmenting BCBA preparation, collaborative efforts with neighboring state chapters, and much more. Come talk to us, we believe you will want to be a part of what we are doing.
 

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